If you are expecting me to give you a quick tip or want me to share an easy path to entrepreneurship and wealth, you should stop reading now. The dream of easy wealth sits beside a crystal ball, magic genie or maybe even a magic lamp. It is not reality.
Being a business owner, and entrepreneur isn’t easy. To be truthful it is really hard work. After 17 years of not having a ‘job’ I still would not change a thing. The lessons are priceless.
I still do not trust that government pensions and social security will be available in years to come, so learning business skills is better for myself, and other entrepreneurs.Of course I have made massive mistakes and failed along the way. Often, I have hit the wall and felt like quitting. But I didn’t quit! Each time I pick myself up and get going again.
On the journey (yes it is a journey), I learned some valuable lessons from mentors who have been through the same challenges. All of them encouraged me and taught me how to keep going until I achieved a breakthrough. They never told me to give up like other friends and family said.
I wanted to express the same for you as a business owner. Don’t ever stop. Never quit. It is really worth it, living and ‘being in’ your dream.
The sad fact is that, most people aren’t cut out to be a business owner or a successful entrepreneur. It takes training, commitment and holding yourself to a higher standard of accountability. It is hard but I would not change a thing.
One piece of advice I have for you is don’t listen to the people who tell you that you can’t do it. They do not know what life is like on the other side of the fence. The people that tell you to quit could not do what you do, and often they are too afraid or lazy to get the business and financial education they need.
On your journey, you need people who can encourage you, motivate you, and hold you accountable to do what must be done. These people need to become your role models and mentors.
So don’t let fear and doubt keep you from achieving your dreams.
A simple way to start is to do something positive for your own business each day. Yes each day. Just one step at a time and eventually you will make it. Never ever, ever give up.